Overview

What is ELC?

Offering customized leadership and personal development strategies for PAs, ELC will help you identify the leadership competencies necessary to succeed in a variety of healthcare settings. You will acquire management skills that can be directly and immediately applied to your role as a leader in your organization.

Why should I attend?

We’ve specifically designed ELC for PA leaders and clinical administrators. See what past attendees have said about this engaging and informative conference:

“Excellent conference offering practical and useful tools balanced with the acknowledgement of the need to develop personal attributes of leadership. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be present with so many inspirational leaders in our field.”

“Thank you. This conference was the place I needed to be with my new position.”

“Excellent, one of the best conferences I have been to.”

“I really enjoyed the conference. I felt like I could take back something from every topic to bring back to my job/role.”

What will I learn?

During the course, you will:

  • Explore relevant content, no matter your healthcare setting
  • Experience faculty and content across various disciplines – but always with the focus on the PA as the primary learner
  • Develop your management skills in areas of workforce metrics, employment law, finance, negotiation strategies, and leadership competencies
  • Network with a broad group of PA administrators, from those who are just starting out to seasoned professionals
  • Learn how to utilize your strengths to become a more effective leader

CME Accreditation

This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

Agenda

Meeting Agenda

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Tuesday

November 6, 2018

Breakfast – 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Registration Open – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks – 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Jennifer Broderick, Managing Director, CHLM

Healthcare Manager Leadership Competencies – 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

Anita Halvorsen, FACHE, Vice President, Professional Development Division, American College of Healthcare Executives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the Leadership Competency Model used by the industry to define key knowledge areas for Board Certification in Healthcare Management
  • Self-identity competency gap and opportunity areas
  • Seek available resources to fill the identified leadership competency gap areas
The Road to Healthcare Executive, Not Always a Straight Path – 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Maureen Regan, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA, FACHE, Director Ambulatory Surgery, ProHEALTH

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the non-clinical career paths available for PA’s
  • Know the organizations and credentials to create an appropriate network
  • Understand the educational ad time commitment necessary to succeed
Break/Networking – 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Leadership Pathways: What Are They and How Do I Get There? – 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Introduction
– Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C, Director, CHLM

Administration
– Jonathan E. Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA, FAPACVS, AAPA President and Chair of the Board

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify different career paths in administration
  • Understand the requirements of an administration position and what skills are required to be successful

Clinical
– Michele Elms, PA-C, PA Chief PA, Division of Primary Care, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define what a clinical leader is
  • Describe one key method for becoming a leader in the clinical setting
  • Discuss 2 types of clinical leaders

Education
– L. Gail Curtis, MPAS, PA-C DFAAPA, Chair, PA Program, Wake Forest School of Medicine; AAPA Immediate Past President

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify different career paths in education
  • Describe how the education path to leadership varies from traditional clinical or administrative paths

Trailblazing in Industry
– Abigail Staible, PA-C, Clinical Science Liaison, AstraZeneca

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the critical role that PAs play in industry
  • Understand the opportunities that exist for PAs in industry
  • Understand the steps to take to pursue a career path in industry
Breakout Session: Networking With Leadership Track Leaders – 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Developing Leaders in a Changing Environment – 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Andrea Lowe, PA-C, Vice President of Operations/Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians, TeamHealth

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Build effective leadership teams
  • Have a checklist/outline of defined leadership deliverables/goals
  • Present research in a way that leadership will listen
Developing a Narrative From Numbers – 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Noel Smith, MA, Senior Director, PA and Industry Research and Analysis, AAPA; and Elaine Slaven, Research Associate, AAPA

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify resources for understanding the fundamentals of research
  • Expand Excel skills and knowledge for data analysis
  • Present research in a way that leadership will listen
Break/Networking – 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Tracking PA/NP Productivity and Outcomes: Theory and Application – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C, Director, CHLM; and Tim Capstack, MD, FACP SFHM, Director of Clinical Integration, Adfinitas Health

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • List potential areas of PA/NP assessments
  • Explain the importance of metric collection for PAs and NPs
  • Summarize the findings of the peer-reviewed study discussed
  • Discuss the impact of study findings on PA/NP utilization
Welcome Reception – 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Wednesday

November 7, 2018

Breakfast – 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Registration Open – 7:00 AM – 5:45 PM
Negotiation Strategies – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Kevin Hickman, MHA, Director, Advanced Practice Providers: PA Services, Allegheny Health Network

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of negotiating from a position of influence
  • Plan strategies to implementing an effective BATNA
  • Determine when advocacy can create a bias in when negotiating
10 Employment Laws That Every Supervisor Needs to Know – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Jena S. Cottreau, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify critical employment laws that impact companies
  • Understand supervisor obligations under employment laws
  • Identify protected classes under employment laws
Break/Networking – 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Making Innovation Stick: Moving from Bright Idea to Standard Practice – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Led by Jenna Dorn, CEO, AAPA with panelists:

  • Jamie Silkey, PA-C, MPAS, MHA, Assistant Director, Office of Advance Practice Providers, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Meredith Wold, PA-C, APC Supervisor, Hospital and Critical Care Medicine, HealthPartners Regions Hospital
  • Karishma Patel, PA-C, PA and Clinical Informatics Leader, Health Services of North Texas
  • Bree Dallinga, PA-C, MS, Co-Lead for Provider Engagement, General Surgery Physician Assistant, Cambridge Health Alliance
Lunch – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2018-19 Employers of Excellence Panel Discussion

PAs and the Calendar Test – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Robert Graboyes, PhD, MSHA, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand a number of popularly held myths about American health care
  • Discuss technological and managerial innovations that are reshaping health care
  • Understand some of the ethical conundrums that changes are causing
  • Understand how the PA fits into these changes
There’s No I in Team: Yeah, It’s Always Better When We’re Together – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Puja Mody, PA-C, Lead PA, Vituity at St. Agnes Hospital; and Marrissa Baker, MD, Physician, Liaison for Advanced Providers, Vituity at St. Agnes Hospital

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Invest in your young team members to improve satisfaction and retention
  • Include the whole team when implementing process changes to ensure success
  • Play nice in the sandbox
Break/Networking – 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Thinking Big: Considerations in Developing a System Level Provider Management Strategy – 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Benjamin R. Reynolds, PA-C, DFAAPA, Chief Advanced Practice Officer, UPMC

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the economic drivers behind consolidations and mergers in the health care market
  • Articulate the barriers and road blocks which can interfere with a successful system wide policy development
  • Prioritize elements of policy development based on unique system needs
Top 5 Compliance Concerns You Need to Understand – 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Michael Powe, Vice President, Reimbursement and Professional Advocacy, AAPA; and Sondra DePalma, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Director, Regulatory and Professional Practice, AAPA

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand PA billing and claim submission requirements
  • Describe the importance of compliance with Medicare Conditions of Participation, hospital accreditation
    standards, and billing policies
  • Identify common pitfalls and emerging issues in compliance

Thursday

November 8, 2018

Breakfast – 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Registration Open – 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Knowing Yourself: Your Leadership Style – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Mary Davis Holt, MBA, Senior Consultant, Flynn Heath Holt Leadership
(General Presentation and then Breakout Session at Tables)

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Have greater self-knowledge as a leader
  • Gain a clear understanding of your leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand how your leadership style compares to others
Break – 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Financial Planning for Organizational Growth – 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Lisa Gables, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Development Officer, AAPA

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify, define and discuss key healthcare management accounting concepts
  • Understand the basic concepts of revenue cycles, working capital management, and the budgeting process
  • Use financial reports for management decision-making
Closing Remarks – 11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Registration

Executive Leadership Conference
8 a.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – 12 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018

Registration includes three breakfasts, two lunches, a welcome reception, and online access to course materials. There is no single-day pricing for this course.

AAPA Members

  • Early Bird Rate (by May 23): $749
  • Advance Rate (May 24 – August 1): $799
  • Standard Rate (after August 1): $849

Nonmembers

  • Early Bird Rate (by May 23): $1,019
  • Advance Rate (May 24 – August 1): $1,069
  • Standard Rate (after August 1): $1,119

Having issues registering?  Please contact Mairi Ferguson.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • We give a 75 percent refund for cancellations received at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  • We give a 50 percent refund for cancellations received fewer than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
  • We do not give refunds or credits for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar begins.
Venue & Travel

Venue

The 2018 Executive Leadership Conference will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102.

Hotel Accommodations

A special discounted rate of $199 has been negotiated for attendees of this meeting. This group rate will be available until October 12, 2018, or until the room block is full. After that time, a room cannot be guaranteed.

BOOK HOTEL ROOM

Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 1-800-241-3333. Please have your arrival/departure dates, bed type preference, and credit card information ready. You must mention the group name “Executive Leadership Conference” in order to receive the discounted rate.

Should you have any issues booking a hotel room, please contact Mairi Ferguson.

Thinking about staying elsewhere? Reconsider! By staying at the conference hotel, you have easy access to the day’s sessions, meals, and countless networking opportunities with your peers. Additionally, by staying within the official AAPA hotel block, you help AAPA negotiate the best rates for our attendees. 

Hotel Perks

  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet in guest rooms
  • Complimentary use of fitness center, steam room, sauna, and whirlpool

Hotel Policies

Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a no-show fee equal to one night’s room and tax. All reservations and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.

Travel

Flying? This hotel is 14 miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and 16 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Hotel shuttle service to and from the airport is not provided. Using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft are highly recommended in this area.

Driving? Self-parking is available for $12 per day. Valet parking is $20 per day and $40 for overnight. Get more information regarding directions and other parking options.

Taking the train? The hotel is 15 miles from the Amtrak station at Union Station in Washington, DC.

Things to Do in Tysons Corner

Things to Do

Located just outside the nation’s capital, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see in Tysons Corner.  Take time after the day’s sessions, or extend your stay and check out some of the nation’s finest sites!  Jump on the Metro’s Silver Line or grab an Uber and you’ll be downtown in no time.

Check out this list of popular attractions.

The hotel is conveniently connected to the Tysons Corner Galleria, filled with shops and restaurants.  It’s also just across the street from Tysons Corner Center, a massive mall with hundreds of upscale stores and eateries, plus a cinema and an elevated outdoor plaza.

Check out what Tysons Galleria has to offer.

Check out what Tysons Corner Center has to offer.

On-site ELC Registration

On-site ELC Registration

On-site registration will open at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6.  Please be sure to stop by and pick up your registration materials before heading into the sessions. You only need to check in once at the on-site registration desk.

Accessing ELC Electronic Handouts

Please remember there is no paper syllabus for this course. Electronic handouts provided by conference faculty will be available under My Curriculum on AAPA’s Learning Central two weeks before the conference start date.

Accessing the ELC Course Evaluation and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of a course evaluation is a prerequisite for a CME certificate. The ELC course evaluation/CME certificate will be available on AAPA’s Learning Central starting on Thursday, November 8, 2018. You must complete the evaluation by Friday, December 14, 2018, to obtain your CME certificate.

Sponsors

AAPA would like to thank the following company for sponsoring the Executive Leadership Conference!

Interested in sponsoring at this conference? Check out these opportunities!

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